Archive | December, 2006

US Government acts to destroy Virgin America airline jobs

If you’re one of the tens of thousands of Americans who thought you might get a job out of Virgin America then, as I’m sure you know by now, your government has decided you shouldn’t get that chance. No, the Department of Transportation, in its infinite majesty, has concluded, after a year or so of pondering, […]

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Passengers vs Airlines – it’s war!

The best aviation forum on the planet is www.pprune.org . I’ve got no vested interest in that at all – it’s just a fact. If you don’t currently follow it then now would be a good time to start. And this thread is as good a place to begin as any. London Heathrow this week has been […]

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Virgin America leaps another hurdle – what else do you want them to do?

Well, my fellow blogger Addison Schonland over at IAG is not stupid and realises that if he gives me a namecheck then I’ll do the decent thing. So please follow his excellent blog – I do, and he’s given me plenty of thought-provoking moments (although I’m easily provoked – see the post that I’m just […]

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The next step for Airbus wings

The West Factory at Airbus’s Broughton site was eerily quiet last week, when UK ministers and top management executives converged in North Wales to announce the 」34 million Integrated Wing research programme to investigate and eventually produce technologies to be used on Airbus’s A320 replacement.   The Marie-Celeste atmosphere could partly be explained by the special […]

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Bringing home the bacon: delivering Denmark’s latest EH101

As the first of the four Nordic nations to receive its new multi-role helicopters, Denmark is justifiably proud of its EH101 fleet. So much so, in fact, that its air force invited a trio of British journalists to ride aboard as its newest example was delivered last month. Too good an offer to refuse at […]

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Randy Baseler on the A350 (and the A340 and the 777)

Unsurprisingly Randy Baseler at Boeing is using his blog to react rapidly to Airbus’ A350 commitment. Much of what he says is as you’d imagine, but he compares the 787/A350 situation with the A340/777 in a way that I’m not so sure holds up. Randy is keen to knock down the idea that there are […]

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Muddled-size twinjet

I’ve almost lost count of how many A350 “launches” I’ve reported on now (its four). But the message from Airbus in Paris yesterday was that this is the last and the best. The first was the commercial launch in December 2004 of A350 Mk1 – basically a cheap and cheerful, warmed-up A330. By the time […]

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